[ Health Functional Food ]
[ Functionality ]
※ It refers to food produced (including processed ones) in various formulations such as tablets, capsules, and liquids using raw materials or ingredients that have functionalities useful to human body.
- ※ Legal basis : 「Acts on Health Functional Food」
※ It refers to getting useful effects such as adjusting nutrients or making physiological actions for the structure and function of human body, and is divided into 3 categories as follows.
[ Ingredients having functionality ]
|Type of functionality
|Reducing risk of developing disease
The function related to reducing outbreak of disease or reducing risks about physical condition
|EX. It helps to reduce the risk of
|Activating physiological action
The function can contribute to staying healthy or improving health due to having a special effect makes human body work properly or biologically.
|EX. It can help ~.
|The physiological action of nutrients on the normal functioning or biological activity of human body
※ Function of reducing risk of developing disease
: It is accepted when the level of scientific evidence of the submitted functional data is high enough to reach scientific consensus.
[ Management system of Health Functional Food ]
※ It is classified into notified ingredients which are announced in the codes of health functional food and individually recognized ingredients which are reviewed by the head of MFDS.
Ingredients notified in the Codes of Health Functional Foods
It is a ingredient registered in the Codes of Health Functional Food and can be used by anyone if it meets requirements such as manufacturing standards and functionality.
Ingredients individually recognized by the government
It is a ingredient not registered in the Codes of Health Functional Food. The business operator must submit data such as safety, functionality, and standards of the ingredient and be approved by the head of MFDS. Only approved companies can use the ingredients. Six years have passed from the date of recognition, and if there are more than 50 reports of item manufacture (only if there is an actual output), it can be changed to notified ingredients.
They are ingredients listed in annex 5 in the Codes of Health Functional Food and cannot be used the manufacture of health functional foods.
※Checking notified/individually recognized/unusable ingredients
Recognition of Functional Ingredients
*apply for recognition
(Functional, Reliability, Standard Specification Data)
HFF deliberation committee
- *examination of recognition ingredients
- *reviewing the standards
Stage of Production
- *GMP registration
- *hygiene, quality control
- *item production/import declaration
- *labeling/advertising application for deliberation
MFDS(headquarters, local administration)
- *HFF labeling·advertisement deliberation
Stage of Distribution and Consumption
- *deviant-cases causing harm report
- *voluntary recall
MFDS, local government
- *receiving cases building database
- *assessment appraisal
- *report call 1577-2488